ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)  -- Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate
on the state's expected budget surplus.

Tuesday's forecast will allow lawmakers to begin divvying up the state's funds
in a variety of competing areas.

Gov. Mark Dayton has says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from
November to remain mostly unchanged.

Dayton has said he wants continue to put money into early education and save
some of the money to prepare the state for future economic downturns.

The Republican-led Legislature says it would like to cut taxes and put some of the
surplus into projects like repairing some of the state's aging infrastructure.